On Sunday, September 19 you will be joining Tour de Farm for a picnic at Oliver Kelley Farm prepared by Mike Phillips of Green Ox.

But first… we need more farmhands to make it happen!

Over the next two weekends, you and your kids can step onto the working 19-century Oliver Kelley Farm, a National Historic Landmark managed by the Minnesota Historical Society, and help the famers prepare for the Sunday supper.

Here’s what’s happening:

Threshing & Harvesting, Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 3-5

Threshing the grain harvest was the culmination on an entire growing season’s toil. Bring grain bundles in from the field with the oxen, Toby and Colter. Help haul bundles and bag up grain at the 1856 horse-powered Cox and Roberts threshing machine, help stack the straw, and pick heirloom vegetables from the garden. Then enjoy a ride on the nature trails on the horse-drawn trolley.

Time: Friday & Saturday 10a.m. – 5p.m. & Sunday noon – 5p.m.

Harvesting, Weekend of Sept. 11-12

Help the famers pick heirloom vegetables from the garden, visit the animals at the barn, or churn butter and see what’s cooking in the farmhouse. Then enjoy a ride on the nature trails on the horse-drawn trolley.

Time: Saturday 10a.m. – 5p.m. & Sunday noon – 5p.m.

To keep the farm preserved and managed, the Minnesota Historical Society has a small fee for participants: $8 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

Kid’s Picnic Tickets
Does your kid have a buddy that would enjoy a picnic? We are opening up more kids tickets to encourage hands-on learning experiences at the farm. Kids tickets, 6-12 years old, are $15 (plus tax), free for children 5 and younger.

Oliver Kelley Farm Location:
2.5 miles southeast of downtown Elk River on U.S. Hwy. 10 (see map below).

15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River MN 55330

Can’t join us until the dinner? Oliver Kelley Farm has other Fall events.

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